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Medical Academy 7/29-8/2/19

  • Pharmacology 7/29-8/2/19| 9:00am - 12:00pm|

Pharmacology is the study of how medicines work in health and disease in Humans and animals.  Pharmacology is therefore the basis of therapeutics and of fundamental importance to medical sciences in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Optometry and other biomedical related disciplines including basic and clinical research.  This is an introductory course to lay the foundation for understanding basic concepts in Pharmacology and the pharmacological basis of therapeutics.

Course Objectives:

To understand the basic concepts in pharmacology and the pharmacological basis of therapeutics.

To introduce students to the core principles of drug action in terms of bioavailability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and mechanism of action of drugs in the treatment of diseases.

To introduce students to understanding drug efficacy, side effects, toxicities, drug interactions and special emphasis on dosage concerns in special populations such as the young, pregnant women and in the elderly.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic pharmacological principles and mechanism of action and classification of drugs.

Students will be able to communicate clearly, and in an organized fashion, in writiten form.

Students will become familiar with the therapeutic effects, efficacies, side effects, toxicities and drug interactions.

Topical Outline and Course Content:

Part 1:  Introduction to Basic Concepts in Pharmacology

Drug classification, dosage, mechanism of drug action

Central nervous system (CNS) acting drugs

Mental and neurological disorders


Part 2:  General principles of drug action

Tour of Mouse laboratory and Mouse Models of human diseases

Advances in immunology and virology

Immune system as therapeutic target


Part 2:  General principles of drug action (ctd.)

Endocrine system, adrenal steroids, and contraceptives

Gender and ethnic differences in human disorders

Part 3:  Addiction and antiepileptic drugs

Neurobiology of drug addiction

Local and general anesthetic agents


Part 4:  Future of Medicine

Autism spectrum disorders

Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease

Genomic and epigenetic basis for disease


  • Medical Terminology 7/29-8/2/19| 1:00pm - 4:00pm|

Medical Terminology is a comprehensive method to the study of medical terminologies associated with body systems, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medical diagnosis and procedures.  Medical terminology is specialized in language that is used internationally by health care professionals for the purpose of communicating medical data in a precise and accurate manner.  This course is designed to give students knowledge of medical words, word building, definitions, and word use that is utilized in all areas of medical science.  The course will aid in the basic understanding of health care pre-professional courses.

Location: 300 Pompton Road (Main Campus), Wayne NJ 07474

Instructor :
Dates : 07/29/19 to 08/02/19
Days : Mon,Tues,Weds,Thu,Fri
From : 9:00am - 4:00pm
Fee : $ 545.00
Course Number : HS637

Class is full at this time please call 973-720-2354 to be placed on a waiting list

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